2011 Inaugural Rally Keynote Speakers & Artist
What is Holy Girls Rock?
Holy Girls Rock Purity (HGRP) is a non-profit organization that started as a movement challenging young ladies to make a choice to stand for P.U.R.I.T.Y. (Publicly Unwavering Righteousness In Today’s Youth). The movement began as a response to teenage girls being inundated by the media, social networks, broken families, and their peers to carelessly partake in unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, and other life-threatening behaviors. HGRP’s purpose is to encourage girls to stand for purity, while knowing that they are not alone in their commitment. The movement provides a support system of young ladies who have come to understand the power of purity, especially that of sexual purity. With 1 Peter 2:9 being its pillar, the movement has begun! HGRP empowers girls to know that they are God’s chosen generation, royal princesses, unique people, and a part of a holy nation.
A little about our founder
Multi-talented, creative, compassionate and driven – these are just a few of the many qualities that describe our founder, Shenette Howard, Miss Florida International 2006, a native of Jacksonville, is a first generation college graduate. She obtained a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida, as well as earned an undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Central Florida. Currently, Shenette is a Registered Mental Health Therapist in the State of Florida.
Shenette is a polished motivational speaker who has traveled extensively throughout the United States, delivering her message of purpose and purity. In her home state, she has presented before a number of government entities, such as: Duval County Legislative Delegation, and the Florida Department of Education. She has likewise presented nationally before the United States House of Representatives and Senate, urging them to continue funding in abstinence education programs. Shenette toured as a featured speaker with the 2006 and 2007 Great To Wait, Abstinence-Until-Marriage youth rallies throughout Florida. She was subsequently invited to be a guest speaker at the 2006 National Abstinence Clearinghouse conference in Kansas City, Missouri and is a returning guest speaker for the Florida-based Choices Youth Rally. Additionally, she was an outstanding spokesperson for the Illinois based Project Reality Speakers Bureau and the Jacksonville based Project SOS Speakers Bureau.
Shenette has enjoyed print, radio and television coverage. She was featured in the Jacksonville, Florida based NtoU Magazine in 2006 and 2007 and in the nationally recognized Gospel Today Magazine in 2008. As a television personality, she landed the role of co-host for Real Girls Real Life , a reality television show which aired on the CW Network. She was featured on NBC’s The Today Show as a guest panelist advocating for purity.
As a purity advocate, she has made a conscious decision to expose youth and young adults to the truth about sex, drugs, alcohol, and unhealthy relationships. Hence, the purpose of her creating Holy Girls Rock Purity, Inc (HGRP), which is a non-profit organization that began in 2011 as a movement to challenge young ladies to make a choice to stand for P.U.R.I.T.Y. (Publicly Unwavering Righteousness In Today’s Youth). She teaches them that their lives are precious and that lust is the counterfeit of true love. She challenges others to pursue their goals, acquire wisdom, and develop good character, for the betterment of themselves and of others.Rallies have been held in Houston, Atlanta, and Jacksonville. The rally now will be held for a fourth year in Orlando.
Through HGRP, she continues to mentor girls within and outside of her local community. Shenette attributes her commitment to positive life style choices a testament to obtaining a personal goal of becoming an NFL cheerleader. She is a recently retired 5 year veteran ROAR cheerleader for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. In her 5th and final season with the organization Shenette had been given the honor of being a captain on the team, and called upon to host the co-host the Jags Teen Talk…Game Plan talk show. This opportunity gave her the honor of winning the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Regional EMMY®. She used her gift of dance to encourage the crowd, and her gift of speaking to give back to the community with the many volunteer opportunities afforded to her through the Jaguars organization.
To learn more about Shenette please visit her site: shenettehoward.com